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Standings Shuffle: 31 cowboys move up

The last weekend of April featured some of the biggest rodeos in the spring run and 31 cowboys cashed in big time and improved their position within the Top 15 of the WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings.

In a bittersweet turn of events, five cowboys launched themselves up in the world standings to right on the bubble, and are now ranked at No. 16. 

• Steer roper Reo Lohse went from 32nd to 16th and is $192 away from breaking into the Top 15. 
• Steer wrestler Rowdy Parrott went from 23rd to 16th and is $309 away from breaking into the Top 15.
• Team roping header Clay Tryan went from 31st to 16th and is $604 away from breaking into the Top 15.
• Team roping heeler Jade Corkill went from 27th to 16th and is $604 away from breaking into the Top 15.
• Bareback rider Clayton Biglow went from 22nd to 16th and is $3,478 away from breaking into the Top 15.

Veteran and rookie cowboys alike know it’s easier to maintain a position at the top than it is to play catch-up when trying to qualify for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER. It’s important to build a solid lead as the summer season approaches. 

Seven of the Top 15 steer ropers saw their position in the world stands improve, largely thanks to the National Circuit Finals Steer Roping in Torrington, Wyo. 

The following cowboys saw their position in the world standings improve between April 24 and May 1.

Dakota Eldridge moved from 15th to 10th in steer wrestling
Allen Boore moved from 18th to 13th in saddle bronc riding 
Jordan Spears moved from 10th to sixth in bull riding 
Rocky Patterson moved from 17th to 13th in steer roping 
Dalan Duncan moved from 18th to 14th in bull riding 
Trevor Reiste moved from 13th to 10th in bull riding 
Chris Glover moved from 14th to 11th in steer roping 
J.D. Struxness moved from 17th to 14th in steer wrestling 
R.C. Landingham moved from third to first in bareback riding
Jake Long moved from fourth to second in team roping heeling 
Junior Nogeuira moved from seventh to fifth in team roping heeling 
Tyson Durfey moved from 11th to ninth in tie-down roping 
J. Tom Fisher moved from 12th to 10th in steer roping 
Jake Wright moved from 14th to 12th in saddle bronc riding 
Ace Slone moved from 16th to 14th in tie-down roping 
John Bland moved from third to second in steer roping
Jason Evans moved from fifth to fourth in steer roping 
Vin Fisher Jr. moved from sixth to fifth in steer roping 
Shane Hanchey moved from sixth to fifth in tie-down roping 
Tyrell J. Smith moved from seventh to sixth in saddle bronc riding 
Tuf Cooper moved from eighth to seventh in steer roping 
• Chance Howard moved from 10th to ninth in steer wrestling 
Evan Jayne moved from 11th to 10th in bareback riding
Tom Richards moved from 11th to 10th in team roping heading 
• Wyatt Bloom moved from 14th to 13th in bareback riding  
• Hayes Smith moved from 15th to 14th in team roping heading 

With the Guymon (Okla.) Pioneer Days Rodeo, Riverdale (Calif.) Rodeo and Stonyford (Calif.) Rodeo on the horizon, the outcomes of these rodeos and others are sure to impact the world standings in a big way, and possibly give a glimpse at who will compete in Las Vegas.

Check back with next week to see who the new leaders are in the world standings.
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